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August 23, 2012
Favorable Supplies, Costs, Environmental Profile for Natural Gas Revealed in New Department of Energy Study

The nation’s large resource base of natural gas can be used for cost-effective power generation, with environmental burdens coming primarily from...

July 20, 2012
Vast Energy Resource in Residual Oil Zones, FE Study Says

Billions of barrels of oil that could increase domestic supply, help reduce imports, and increase U.S. energy security may be potentially...

June 20, 2012
Research Projects to Address Technical Challenges Facing Small Oil and Natural Gas Producers Selected by DOE for Further Development

Nine new research projects aimed at extending the life of mature oil and natural gas fields, while simultaneously reducing the environmental...

May 23, 2012
Amanda Not Afraid (front) and another student in the DOE-sponsored algae internship program work on cultivating and characterizing oil-producing algae.
DOE-Supported Education and Training Programs Help Crow Tribe Promote Energy Independence and Education

Washington, DC -Two Department of Energy (DOE)-supported programs are helping the Crow Tribe in Montana produce energy with minimal environmental...

May 21, 2012
DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies

Washington, DC - Thirteen projects aimed at reducing the risks while enhancing the environmental performance of drilling for natural gas and oil in...

May 10, 2012
Natural Gas Compression Technology Improves Transport and Efficiencies, Lowers Operating Costs

An award-winning compressor design that decreases the energy required to compress and transport natural gas, lowers operating costs, improves...

May 2, 2012
U.S. and Japan Complete Successful Field Trial of Methane Hydrate Production Technologies

Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the completion of a successful, unprecedented test of technology in the North...

May 2, 2012
U.S. and Japan Complete Successful Field Trial of Methane Hydrate Production Technologies

Methane Hydrates May Exceed the Energy Content of All Other Fossil Fuels Combined; Could Ensure Decades of Affordable Natural Gas and Cut America’s...

April 25, 2012
Innovative DOE Technology Demonstrates Potential for Significant Increases in Safe and Responsible Production from Depleted U.S. Oil Fields

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that an innovative technology has successfully improved oil recovery at a 106-year old Illinois field...

April 13, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

Three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant...

April 13, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

Today, three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s...

April 4, 2012
NETL-RUA Scans for Improved Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique

Researchers participating in the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance are using a familiar piece of medical equipment...

February 10, 2012
Remote Gas Well Monitoring Technology Applied to Marcellus Shale Site

Washington, DC - A technology to remotely monitor conditions at energy-rich Marcellus Shale gas wells to help insure compliance with...

February 7, 2012
New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources

Washington, DC - Exploration and field development in the largest continuous oil play in the lower 48 states, located in North Dakota and...

February 3, 2012
Arkansas Natural Gas Company Hosts Tour With U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Poneman

Poneman Highlights U.S. Energy Resources, Obama’s Blueprint for an American Economy Built to Last

January 4, 2012
DOE-Sponsored Online Mapping Portal Helps Oil and Gas Producers Comply with New Mexico Compliance Rules

An online mapping portal to help oil and natural gas operators comply with a revised New Mexico waste pit rule has been developed by a team of New...

December 21, 2011
DOE RFP Seeks Projects for Improving Environmental Performance of Unconventional Natural Gas Technologies

Research projects to study ways for improving the environmental performance of unconventional gas development are being sought by the National...

November 22, 2011
DOE Selects Projects Aimed at Reducing Drilling Risks in Ultra-Deepwater

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has selected six new natural gas and oil research projects aimed at reducing risks and...

October 24, 2011
Methane Hydrate Production Technologies to be Tested on Alaska's North Slope

The U.S. Department of Energy, the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and ConocoPhillips will work together to test innovative...

September 13, 2011
New Technologies that Enhance Environmental Protection, Increase Domestic Production, Result from DOE-Supported Consortium

New technologies that help small, independent oil and natural gas operators contribute to domestic energy production while improving environmental...

August 31, 2011
CO2 Injection in Kansas Oilfield Could Greatly Increase Production, Permanently Store Carbon Dioxide, DOE Study Says

The feasibility of using carbon dioxide injection for recovering between 250 million and 500 million additional barrels of oil from Kansas...

August 1, 2011
DOE Selects Projects Totaling $12.4 Million Aimed at Increasing Domestic Energy Production While Enhancing Environmental Protection

A total of 11 research projects that will help find ways to extract more energy from unconventional oil and gas resources while reducing...

July 27, 2011
Fossil Energy R&D Returns Significant National Benefit in More Than Three Decades of Achievement

Research and development activities at DOE's Office of Fossil Energy have helped increase domestic energy supplies and security, lowered costs,...

July 19, 2011
Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana

A new web-based geographic information system designed to improve oil production in North Dakota and eastern Montana has been launched with support...

June 23, 2011
10:30AM TODAY: Senior Administration Officials to Hold a Background Conference Call Regarding Oil

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Thursday, June 23 at 10:30AM ET, Senior Administration Officials will hold a background conference call regarding the...